Acer Pushes the Mobile Limit With 18.4-Inch Aspire


Acer Aspire AS8940 notebookThere are notebooks and then there are notebooks, and the Acer Aspire AS8940G-6865 is definitely in the latter category. Acer’s new entertainment notebook has a whopping 18.4-inch screen (1920×1080) that is powered by the Intel Core i7 Quad-Core 720QM processor. The AS8940G packs in Acer’s CineSurround technology, composed of five speakers including the Tuba bass boost.

The graphics get the horsepower to drive the giant display from the NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M with 1GB of video memory. It can be configured with a Blu-ray drive for total movie immersion on the go.

The giant Acer will be available in time for the holidays. A typical configuration with pricing looks like this:

  • Intel Core i7 processor 720QM (1.60GHz, 6MB L3 cache, 1,333MHz FSB)
  • 18.4″ full HD widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit display
    (1920×1080 Resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio)
  • 4GB DDR3 dual-channel 1066MHz memory
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M with 1GB dedicated DDR3 VRAM
  • 500GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive (1)
  • 4X Blu-ray Disc/DVD SuperMulti double-layer drive
  • Multi-in-1 digital media card reader
  • Intel wireless Wi-Fi link 5100 802.11a/bg/Draft-N Wi-Fi certified
  • Acer Crystal Eye integrated webcam
  • Touch-capacitive media control interface
  • 5 USB 2.0 Ports, 1 HDMI Port, 1 eSATA Port
  • 8-cell Li-Ion Battery (4800mAh)
  • Dolby home theater audio enhancement
  • Acer CineSurround sound system (five built-in speakers)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • MSRP $1,349.99



If by holidays they mean Halloween then it makes sense as my big-ass machine is in transit and due tomorrow! Price is what? Find a better option in this category and let me know!

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